Tag: telematics

Telematics as an interdisciplinary field encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering (sensors, instrumentation, wireless communications, etc.), and computer science (multimedia, Internet, etc.).

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Changes and Improvements in Onboard Scales and Software

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

The Reality of Augmented Reality

The Reality of Augmented Reality

Back in the 1980s my mother invested in a couple dozen arcade video games and put them in a number of arcade establishments, convenience stores, and laundromats. Every other weekend I would go with her to empty the quarters out of each game. It was a phenomenal, all-cash business endeavor.

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to

VisionLink® Expands its Mixed-Fleet Integration Capabilities

VisionLink® Expands its Mixed-Fleet Integration Capabilities

March 1, 2017 — Westminster, CO — VirtualSite Solutions, the leading provider of software solutions for the heavy construction industry, has expanded VisionLink’s mixed-fleet integration capabilities by supporting the new ISO 15143-3 (AEMP 2.0) telematics standard.  VisionLink is one of the first software solutions in the heavy construction industry to

John Deere to Build on Machine Monitoring Legacy at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

John Deere to Build on Machine Monitoring Legacy at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

MOLINE, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2017) — Since first connecting machines through telematics in 2000, John Deere has continually focused on leveraging machine data to improve customers’ uptime and their bottom lines. This focus sharpened in 2009 when the company took its first pioneering steps into active machine monitoring with factory-based

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Since the mid-1950s, the Highway Trust Fund has been financing road construction and surface transportation projects, both new construction, and expansion and refurbishment of our aging highway infrastructure, its coffers filled by a federal fuel tax and other monetary transfers. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 established the Highway

Editor’s Comments: BlisterPalooza—Doing the Trade Show Shuffle

Editor’s Comments: BlisterPalooza—Doing the Trade Show Shuffle

I’m trying to figure out which pairs of tennis shoes I own that can be worn with business casual attire without looking slovenly or unfashionable. I started with the most comfortable pair, Nike Air Max Trainers. The problem is, they’re primarily white, and white tennis shoes (in my opinion) don’t really go well with anything

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Compact Equipment on Erosion Control Projects

Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already

John Deere, LHP Telematics Collaborate to Simplify Data Management

John Deere, LHP Telematics Collaborate to Simplify Data Management

MOLINE, Ill. (Feb. 23, 2017) — In an effort to simplify data management and enhance job site productivity, John Deere and LHP Telematics — an industry leader in creating custom telematics solutions for the heavy equipment original equipment manufacturer (OEM) marketplace and aftermarket construction fleets — are joining forces to

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